3.12.2011

Look who's here!

We enjoyed our warmest day, so far, yesterday...60 plus degrees! LOOK, robins are everywhere! Auwww...my favorite moment of each spring...spotting the first robin! This flock had one thing on their mind...EAT! So fun watching them tilt their little head sideways as they listen for a critter in which to lunch upon...Although, I can't imagine there are too many critters out yet...it is probably slim pickin's...
With the warm weather our lake begins to open up...

attracting all sorts of water fowl. A sign that spring is drawing near.

It also brings out some ice-fishers...
Sorry about the bad picture (click on photo to enlarge...it does help), but I was a few hundred yards away and this is the best my 270 mm zoom could do. Darnit...really could use one of those $2000.00 zooms for moments such as these. Do you see those four dark blobs with white spots?? These are bald eagles out for a Saturday of ice fishing. I'm hoping for a closer picture of these guys before the ice totally goes out.

Looks like it is snowing, doesn't it? These are snow geese. They too come pay us a visit on our lake each spring as they make their way towards their breeding grounds, the Artic Tundra. These guys are quite noisy, making all sorts of honking sounds. You will notice black ones and white ones. Until recently, the Blue Geese, as the dark birds were called, were considered a different species. They are now recognized as a "morphed" (dark form) of the white Snow Goose. Our lake has three small islands on it. The areas around these little islands is where the water opens up first. In the above photo you can see the island with trees in the background, ice covered lake in the foreground and the dark area is open water. This, the open water, is what these large flocks of water fowl have come for. They are always welcome guests. The pelicans will soon follow...

It can only mean one thing...


Hoping wherever you are, you are enjoying a warm & sunny Saturday!
Have a good weekend,
Brenda








6 comments:

gracie said...

Wonderful pictues...thank you for sharing them.

Larkrise garden girl said...

That was beautiful. It is so nice to see different parts of the world. I loved the little birds.

Ronda said...

Spring is definitely around the corner, loved your pictures.

rockriverstitches said...

Loved your pictures! I've been seeing robins off and on since the first of February here. Other's have said that they were here all winter, crazy birds! Amazing pictures of the snow geese!!

Tammy

Kathie said...

I am so ready for spring this year
great post, just made me smile
Kathie

Old Maid New said...

Here in Michigan...I haven't seen one robin YET. Seems like you have plenty to share...could you holler out to them and let 'em know that we've got some juicy pickin's too? Share the Spring! LOL